Woman pulled from burning car in Tierrasanta

TIERRASANTA - A woman who smashed her car into a pole in Tierrasanta survived after she was rescued by a pizza delivery driver early Tuesday morning.

The crash occurred at about 1:30 a.m. on Tierrasanta Boulevard, just west of Rueda Drive. San Diego police said the 20-year-old woman was going east on Tierrasanta when she lost control and crossed into oncoming lanes and then hit a light pole, causing the car to catch fire.

A delivery driver who happened to be passing by heard the crash and rushed to the scene, where he pulled her from the mangled wreckage.

The woman was taken by ambulance to Sharp Memorial Hospital with minor facial injuries, police.

"I was sitting in my car smoking a cigarette, and I heard this long screeching and a crash," Good Samaritan Daniel Hibbs said. "Then I came out here, and this car was on fire. I swoop in over here, then I jumped out and pulled that girl out of there. She was unresponsive at first, so I just took off her seatbelt and threw her arm over my shoulder and got her out of there.”  

The woman is expected to face drunken driving charges.

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